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Published on Thursday February 3, 2011 - 1:06 PM
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Last night, Wednesday February 2, 2011, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Portland Police detectives, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Oregon Fugitive Task Force, arrested 33-year-old Anthony Lee Benjamin of Northeast Portland in the 6300 block of Southeast 134th Avenue. Benjamin was charged with Murder and Robbery in the First Degree and is the third suspect arrested in connection with the death of 40-year-old Robert Williams.

Benjamin will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Friday February 4, 2011. A Multnomah County Grand Jury will meet next week to consider the charges against all three suspects.

Detectives would still like to hear from anyone with information about the death of Robert Williams and urge anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-4357.

On Tuesday February 1, 2011, Portland Police detectives along with the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested two suspects in connection with the death of 40-year-old Robert Williams.

39-year-old Lynette Anne Harris of Gresham and 23-year-old Jarome Lamont Weeks of Northeast Portland were arrested and each charged with one count of Murder and one count of Robbery in the First Degree. Both suspects were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and were arraigned on the charges this afternoon, Wednesday February 2, 2011.

The investigation started on Friday December 31, 2010, at approximately 5:31 a.m., when Portland Police officers responded to the report of an assault at Northwest 6th and Davis in Downtown Portland. Officers arrived and found 40-year-old Robert Williams down in the street bleeding heavily. Williams was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University where he died on January 13, 2011.

Detectives do not believe that the victim and suspects knew each other. Detectives are still actively investigating this case and would still like to hear from anyone who has information regarding the death of Robert Williams.

Crime Stoppers is still offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at, or text 823HELP plus your tip and send it to CRIMES (274697).